Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Jimbot, Apr 12, 2004.
If you didn't see it, on the first page of this thread I have details about how it is done.
Rub rail experts still around?
Last summer after carefuly reading all "rub rail" threads, and after purchasing an old style tan rub rail from Catalina, I tried to replace it on my 1987 Capri 14. Half of it came off by easily, while the remaining portion is still firmly attached inside the lip. I tried chissels, all types of dremell bits, heat gun...with no success. Does any one have an idea to remove the "welded" portion?
I also considered filling the the gap were it came off easily with epoxy and fiberglass, but I cannot find a suitable rubrail that can be mounted on the outside. West marine have a two piece black and white rigid PVC but at $185 I find it a little pricey and I would prefer a softer material and color choice. Does anyone know of a better alternative?
The water is still too cold up here in Canada, so I still have a couple weeks left to fix this!
How did the replacement go?
I'm wondering how your rub rail replacement went.
My '80 Capri 14 Omega has two, possibly three places where I need to replace the rub rail. Initially I thought it could wait because it was just cosmetic. That idea changed after sailing yesterday. As we caught some nice gusts and I was hiking over the starboard side I saw the place where the rub rail was missing and noticed that the deck was further separating from the hull ... YIKES!
Not only did that tell me that the patch I did in there with foam and caulk was compromised, but reminded me that were I to capsize (again) to that side I would indeed take on water into the hull. That isn't an experience I desire to repeat.
there are places where the deck no longer has the lip on it to attach the rub rail to... how would I do the replacement there?
I'm thinking I should replace the rail all the way around the boat, especially since there is no rail for about 6 inches across the bow. Agree?
What part/parts do I order? (I'm guessing a call to Catalina is in order.)
I'm hoping this inserts the photo of the rub rail damage.
Does anyone have the copy of mainsheet that(or if it) was written about the rubrail replacement? I need to replace mine and I want to glue on whatever rubrail I decide to buy.
Marti, I remember seeing several types of rubber rub rail material in the Defender catalog. You can pull it up on line i believe. I tried to open the ohotos, but no luck. I have quite a lot of caulk under the rub rail, and dont know why. I plan to clean it up this winter and renew the sealent. By the way, i found that clear P.V.C. cleaner will clean up a mouldy looking grey rub rail pretty good. You MUST use good rubber gloves if possible. Charley, Near Memphis
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